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Dizziness Before Bowel Movement
Blood Flow diversion: Depends on exactly when before bowel movement. If it is just prior when you are bearing down to evacuate the rectal vault, then the valsalva maneuver cause redirection of blood flow from the brain to the viscera causing dizziness and in certain circumstances loss of consciousness. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Odd question, I'll feel fine when waking then 10 minutes later have a bowel movement and after am dizzy and disoriented. Eating doesn't help.
Vasovagal reflex: Dizziness, and even fainting, with moving the bowels is due to a reflex of the involuntary(autonomic) nervous system called the Vasovagal reflex. This reflex causes the heart rate to slow and the blood vessels in the legs to dilate, both causing a lowering of the blood pressure. Avoiding straining at stool may help prevent this reflex. Stool softeners and increased fiber may help. ...Read more
Dizziness: Hello, after a bowel movement, the body squeezes which causes a temporary shift in blood flow away from the brain. This is referred to as a valsalva maneuver. The dizziness should be short lived. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. Blood pressure checks, labs, and a careful examination may be needed. ...Read more
I have been experiencing dizziness when I need to have a bowel movement . It happens 1/2 before and mostly subsides within 1/2 hour after. should I be?
Take your pulse: Sometimes bowel moveents trigger a vagal response with associated low blood pressure and pulse. The duration of time that you experience these symptoms is much longer than would be typically expected even if this was the cause. It might be best to be seen by your doctor since the cause may be something more unusual. ...Read more
See your MD: Does it happened every time? do you have to strain a lot while moving BM? there are lot of information need in history. If it happened occasionally it may well be a simple VASO VAGAL episode, but to reach any conclusion you need to be seen by a MD and accordingly work up to rule any other potential cause. So see MD ASAP ...Read more
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Why do I get really dizzy before and after I have to make a bowel movement? Is it serious that I should go see a dr?
Need more facts: Not enough information to hazard a guess. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy &: lightheaded is an uncommon but very real response to a bowel movement. However, it's more common in people who have some underlying problem that might make these symptoms worse. Dehydration, anemia, and certain nervous system & cardiovascular problems may contribute. You need to see a doctor. Please don't be embarrassed by this. Dr. Anne ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't been able to use the bathroom for a bowel movement in 3 weeks. What should I do? I've been vomiting nonstop and dizzy.
Go to the hospital: Constant vomiting will lead to dehydration and shut down of the kidneys. You need to go to the hospital for intravenous fluid supplement while they work up the reason for your condition which could be just physiologic constipation but bowel obstruction needs to be rolled out as a cause of this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting dizzy, slightly blurred vision, headache before a bowel movement. It's like I'm about to pass out. This isn't whike bearing down. ?
Seek Medical Help: I am concerned about the symptoms you are describing. If this is the first time it has occurred then it is even more important that you get treatment today. I don't have more information from you to go by but TIA, Strokes, HTN, low blood sugar come to mind. If you are feeling like passing out your body is loudly telling you to get treatment now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why i feel dizzy sometimes after bowel movement? Olso my poop is light colored and soft allmost a year now. What could be cause of all that?
Dizziness: Moving bowels causes a parasympathetic nervous system discharge which dilates smooth muscle, among other things, and leads to a feeling of lightheadedness, almost like fainting. As for your lighter/softer bowels not my area of practice but could be a function of diet but should check for infectious or metabolic causes. Go see your primary. ...Read more
Can nausea disrupt bowel movements making it green? I have had slight headache and am sick dizzy could bowel movement have to do with sickness
Green Stool: Rapid transit of stool through the intestines can prevent reabsorption of fluid and processing of bile salts. That is why loose stools are so often green. Perhaps you have gastroenteritis. Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more
Dizziness, anxiety, loss of concentration then will pass gas or have a bowel movement andfeel better, only to happen again in a few hours. Why?
There is a condition: Called splenic flexure syndrome where by distenion of the left side of colon progress tot he level where the left colon make sharp turn . This place is called splenif flexure . When pressure build , it will push the diaphragm and then the heart . The signs and symptoms develop and then when the pressure decreases , symptoms resolve . Advise you to avoid gas forming food and try semitichone ...Read more
I have episodes where I experience sudden dizziness, fast heart rate, shaking and then urge for bowel movement.
This combination of: symptoms is consistent with an autonomic dysfunction. Perhaps POTS. You should see a health care provider for evaluation. I would suggest you see a cardiologist or electrophysiologist as many primary care doctors do not have experience with autonomic dysfunctions. ...Read more
Sometimes when I need a bowel movement I feel palpitations, cold hands, mild dizziness & generally feel strange. Relieved soon as I go to toilet. Why?
Vagal reaction: It sounds like you may be experiencing a vagal reaction with bowel movement. This is not an unnatural reaction but it may be exagerated in some individuals. It is not clear if you have any medical or mental health diagnosis but it is more common in females with anxiety disorder. You may benefit by consulting with your doctor for an anticholinergic such as scopolamine if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Constant heart fluttering, weak, shakiness, dizziness, wake up so hungry, feel like I have to make bowel movement. More in the am?
Weak, shaky: I strongly recommend that you see -- 1: Your primary doctor. 2: A Psychologist that will help you feel more comfortable. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
I feel dizzy, nausea s, fever, chills, can't eat, and bowel movements are bright yellow and watery. What is wrong?
Gastroenteritis: You have an acute gastrointestinal infection and need to be seen by a doctor unless this lets up very quickly. The fever is particularly disturbing, since most viral infections of this nature will not produce fever, nor will most bacterial toxins like clostridium perfringens, staph aureus, etc. Go and get seen. ...Read more
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